Trump Calls On Parkland School Resource Officer To Resign

Officer Stayed Outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS During Massacre

Midday News
February 26, 2018 - 1:30 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) --  President Trump is again calling out the school resource officer who remained outside the building while the shooting was going on inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14 that left 17 dead.

Addressing the nation's governors at the White House today, the president said if he was in Parkland that day, he would have run into the school even if he didn't have a weapon.

The officer in question has resigned. His boss, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is now under pressure to do the same.

Israel says he will not resign, however.

First Lady Melania Trump will address the school massacre when she hosts governor's spouses for a luncheon.  Her communications director says Mrs. Trump will speak about the effects of gun violence on young people.

These will be her first public remarks of the new year.  

The shooting prompted Lyndhurst, N.J. officials to boost school security with a police presence before the school day begins.

Some students are planning a 'March For Our Lives' on Washington D.C. on Saturday, March 24.